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Returning Materials & Book Return Locations

Most books and media, including Summit and Interlibrary Loan materials, may be returned to any UW Library or book return.

If possible, return fragile or loose materials directly to a circulation desk rather than a book return.

    Library materials may also be returned by mail. Material sent via the mail will be checked in when it is received by the Libraries and is the responsibility of the borrower until that time. Please allow time for mailing and delivery. Send to:

      Central Circulation Services
      University of Washington
      Box 352900
      Seattle, Washington 98195-2900

      Course Reserves and Equipment

      All reserve materials and circulating equipment, including calculators and computers, must be returned to the circulation desk from which they were borrowed. Items returned to anywhere other than where they were checked out are not counted as returned until they reach the original checkout library. This may take several days. During this time, overdue fines will be charged.

      Book Return Locations

      UW Bothell/Cascadia College Campus

      • Drive up book return accessible from Campus Way NE (map)

      • Library building exterior book return accessible from the Promenade level

      UW Seattle Campus

      Engineering Library

        • Walk up accessible from Stevens Way across from the HUB

        Gallagher Law Library

            • Drive up and walk up accessible from Memorial way (map)

          Health Sciences Library

              • Drive up accessible from Columbia Road (map)

            Mathematics Research Library

              • Accessible from outside the library (room C306) in Padelford Hall

            Odegaard Undergraduate Library

              • Walk up accessible from Red Square near the building entrance

              Suzzallo and Allen Libraries

                    • Drive up accessible from Skagit Lane (map)
                    • Walk up accessible by Grant Lane next to Allen South (map)

                  Tateuchi East Asia Library

                    • Accessible from outside the library (room 322) in Gowen Hall

                      UW Tacoma Campus

                      • Drive up book return accessible from the C-Street turnaround by Gillenwater Plaza (map)